Maine State Police Troop F Weekly Report (Feb. 5–12)
Troop F of the Maine State Police responded to 127 calls for service over the past week in and around Aroostook County. Here are the incidents posted in their weekly report:
State Police say vehicle accidents involving deer are still happening quite frequently around Aroostook County as the deer are moving around. Troop F responded to several crashes this week, none with any serious injuries.
Incident Type: WARRANT Date: 2/08/2017 Town: Patten Trooper: Tr. Adams Brief Synopsis: Tr. Adams had paperwork to serve on a female subject in Patten and discovered that the female had two active warrants out of Penobscot County. Tr. Adams arrested the female without incident and transported her to Penobscot County Jail.
Incident Type: Arrest Date: 2/08/2017 Town: Linneus Trooper: Tr. Pescitelli Brief Synopsis: On December 31st, 2016 Tr. Pescitelli had received a report of vandalism. Male subject in Linneus wanted to report that a friend had drove onto his property and into part of his house causing minimal damage to the corner. The suspect’s vehicle was located a short time later with damage consistent with the victim’s story, but the suspect was not located. On Feb. 8th Tr. Bell initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that was being operated by the male suspect and he was summonsed for Driving to Endanger and Criminal Mischief.
Incident Type: FRAUD Date: 2/08/2017 Town: New Canada Trooper: Tr. Curtin Brief Synopsis: Tr. Curtin took a report from a New Canada couple who had had fallen for an online scam. The couple had wired $4,000 thinking that once the money was received they would be awarded a grant worth much more money. The incident was a scam and the couple lost their $4,000. State Police again remind people that anytime they are asked to send any amount of money in order to receive more money in return; the proposal is probably fraudulent.
Incident Type: ACCIDENT Date: 2/09/2017 Town: Portage Lake Trooper: Cpl. Michaud Brief Synopsis: On 2/9/17 at approximately 1320 Hours State Police received a report of a crash on Route 11 in Portage. Cpl. Michaud responded to the crash and his investigation disclosed that 18-year-old Savannah Flint had been southbound on Route 11 near the Fox Hill Road intersection when she drove off the road. Flint’s 2009 Mitsubishi crashed into a guardrail, climbed a snowbank, and then crashed into another guardrail on the opposite side of Route 11. Flint reported to Cpl. Michaud that she was not sure why she lost control and drove off the roadway. At some point, Flint, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported by Ashland Ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The vehicle was extensively damaged and had to be towed from the scene. Cpl. Michaud was assisted at the crash scene by Ashland Ambulance and the Ashland Fire Department. PHOTO HERE
Incident Type: THEFT Date: 2/09/2017 Town: Littleton Trooper: Tr. Sylvia Brief Synopsis: On 2/9/17 State Police in Houlton received a report of a stolen 2014 Polaris Ranger side by side utility vehicle. Tr. Sylvia responded and is investigating the incident. The Polaris Ranger is owned by Emera Maine and was taken from their job site, where it was parked overnight, at a potato house on the Station Rd in Littleton. Emera employees followed the tracks and located the vehicle on the Shanks Rd a short distance away parked at a plowed turnaround. The Ranger’s Camoplast Tracks had been removed and stolen. PHOTO HERE
Incident Type: FRAUD Date: 2/09/2017 Town: Frenchville Trooper: Tr. Desrosier Brief Synopsis: Tr. Desrosier is investigating a case where a man is selling a Nintendo gaming console online. The anticipated purchaser sent the man a check for the console but the check was issued for more that the agreed price. The purchaser asked the complainant to send him the difference that was overpaid back to him in a money gram. Tr. Desrosier explained to the man that this is a check scam and the check will not clear his bank. Tr. Desrosier explained to him how the scam works and the man said he will not be depositing the check.
Troop F of the Maine State Police is responsible for Aroostook County and the extreme northern sections of Somerset, Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.